Sep 29, 2010 1:00pm EDT
-terrorist official tells the u.s. to focus -- economic targets like banks and stock exchanges. at the same time, developments on the battlefields in afghanistan and pakistan that are linked to the plot, apparently. here are key points. authorities say a german citizen of afghan descent is in custody spelling out the terror plan, like the terror plot in mumbai that killed 164 people two years ago. osama bin laden apparently approved the plan. no word so far if threats were also made against the united states. now, to the war zone in afghanistan and pakistan. nato says an air strike killed a top al qaeda commander in northern afghanistan along its border with pakistan. the u.s. recently increased the number of drone attacks in pakistan, and this may be due in part to information on the terror plot. drone targets in pakistan include taliban and al qaeda forces and militants linked to al qaeda. and the taliban denied claims made by the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, general david petraeus, that the taliban wants, was in contact with afghan government officials about possible peace talks. there'
Sep 30, 2010 11:00am EDT
you on a friday, bye bye jenna: hi everybody, thank you for joining us, i'm jenna lee, rick: i'm rick folbaum. "happening now", in' top box, chilling new video from the fbi of the destructive power of the foiled times square bomb attempt and brand new information about a second planned attack. jenna: in the middle box, new details about another terror plot overseas, the shocking revelations about the men allegedly targeting germany, france and the u.k., what this means for our national safety. rick: in the bottom box, a tea party coloring book for kids, now reportedly prompting death threats for the publisher. he joins us live, coming up this hour. yuen jen but we begin with a fox news weather alert, the east coast, socked with a major storm today, now sweating even tornadoes, a very big concern. look at what people in north carolina are dealing with today, nearly two -- 21 inches of rain in wilmington. one woman says she's never seen anything like it: >> i used to live in houston, and i thought i'd seen a lot of rain there, but this is incredible. i've never seen flooding like this.
Sep 7, 2010 5:30pm PDT
in france is being watched closely, because europe faces us see us strikes as governments bareback cherished benefits. bbc news, paris. >> the spanish prime minister and has called on a basket separatist movement to lay down its arms forever. -- of basque separatist movement to lay down its arms forever. mozambique has reversed its decision to raise bread prices by 30%. food riots last week left 13 dead. bread will now be sold at its previous price of 14 cents. every year since 1998, more than 30,000 japanese people have killed themselves. japan's health ministry estimates cases of suicide and depression caused the economy $32 billion last year. the government has launched a task force to address the problem. more than two weeks of political deadlock have ended in australia with confirmation that labor's julia gillard will continue as prime minister, would be backing, at last, of to independenct mp's. she has been near west possible majority. nick bryant has this. >> it is like the finale of a tv reality show, with the winner kept a closely-guarded secret until announced live on television.
Sep 7, 2010 9:00am EDT
is going to break it down for us. what do these plans do with all that money? >> first off, the $50 billion infrastructure program would rebuild or build 150,000 miles of road, 4000 miles of railroad track, 115 miles of airport runways. essentially, that would be paid for with taxes on the oil and gas industries. it's a six-year program, no new jobs created immediately, and much of the criticism is that it is essentially a payoff to the unions. there is a second plan to be unveiled tomorrow, the "wall street journal" saying that this is a $200 billion plan, $200 billion worth of tax breaks for businesses. it would speed up the writeoff, for example, bill, you spend $10,000 on a computer right now, and immediately, that $10,000 comes off your business income, taxable business income. overall, no new jobs created immediately, some say that this is the president scrambling because his polls on the economy are looking very, very bad, and both of those plans would require a vote in congress, which is not likely. bill: wow, so here we are, post labor day. i can't think of a bigger issue in the co
Sep 20, 2010 8:00pm EDT
the vice-president for foreign and defense policy studies. thanks a for joining us today. we are very proud to have senator lindsey graham here today. he will give a short talk this morning or this afternoon which will be followed by a session of "q&a" with the audience. after that, we will do a short and sweet roundtable, something we have not done in the past. no set piece presentations. i am pleased that we are able to have senator graham ought back here. he has really given it back one of the most interesting and well received talks here in many years last time he spoke. he has a very illustrious resume which is online at for you to read and its full form. he served for 6.5 years as an active duty air force lawyer. after leaving the air force in 1989, he joined the south carolina air national guard where he served until his election to the house of representatives in 1994. he serves as the south carolina state in the house of representatives since 2003. he was called to active duty in the first gulf war. he continues to serve in the reserves. he recently returned from reserve duty in af
Sep 8, 2010 10:00am EDT
enables us to represent our interests throughout the world is a principle we should uphold. can i put it to you that you have mentioned this in your answer before. is it true, and i take this from your written response to our questions, that you are referring to the viewing the scoring methodology to ensure this work is fully captured inconsistent with the guidelines for scoring. that means you're looking at things that have in the past been paid for by the budget. tacom>> there is a quite a propn that is categorized as overseas development. in the last year 137 billion pounds. >> a you will have to wait for the results of the comprehensive spending because you are trying to anticipate and trying to anticipate this. we will have to wait for those things. that spending can be provided for as a very different budget. the important thing is it is compliant. as we look at the country by 2013, we are all strongly agreeing on the gross national and come. it's important to recognize what contributes to that. that is oversees development spending. takeov>> spending will be used o fund things
Sep 7, 2010 3:00pm PDT
to get their agenda through. they said don't run away from us yet. we're eight weeks away from election day. you see a lot of democrats in very tough districts really starting to put distance between themselves and the national democrats, president obama, speaker pelosi. >> lehrer: you also believe looking further at those polls about dissatisfaction with government. there's stuff in there that needs to be noted as well, correct some. >> awe-i have looked all year long. it's this volatility, almost anger that exists inside the electorate. take a look at these numbers because this is fascinating when you look at it through history. today 78% of respondents say tler dissatisfied or angry with government and how government works versus 22% who are satisfied or enthusiastic. compare that, jim, to november 1994. you remember bill clinton was president. newt gingrich, the republican revolution and the takeover of the house of representatives, you are seeing more dissatisfaction and anger in the electorate now than you did when republicans won 54 seats and took over the house. >> lehrer: now t
Sep 17, 2010 6:00pm PDT
correspondent who is traveling with the pope. i asked him to tell us more about the pontiff's speech. >> it was a very vigorous speech and appeal for a dialogue between faith and religion to establish a moral norms in society. it is the old argument that he keeps repeating. he did it at his first famous lecture, the dialogue between faith and reason did of the catholic church believes it is possible to establish objectives, universal norms. the pope pointed out that to settle for pragmatic short-term solutions of ethical norms is inadequate, as reflected in the disastrous financial crisis that we experienced in the last year. not everybody will agree with him. particularly fundamentalists, religious and fundamentalists in dislike the idea of a dialogue between faith and reason to about 108 of them were down here this afternoon when the pope arrived at westminster abbey. they shouted antichrist, antichrist, as he entered westminster ave. >> one more can you tell us about the arrests that were made today? >> apparently, they are algerian nationals, at least five of the mark. they were
Sep 7, 2010 6:00pm PDT
the reform is stopped. >> earlier we asked our responded in paris to tell us how likely it was that this strike would force the government to back down. >> i would have to say it is going to be very unlikely north dakota. and actually, 65% of the french admitted to pollsters that they knew the strike will not put that much pressure on the government, even as they acted. despite what looks like a really massive turnout on the streets today, earlier, president sarkozy said he was not going to budge on the retirement age being raised to 62, but he would be sensitive to specific cases. his ministers have done the mathematics and the rounds at the tv studios and argue this reform will save the countries from 17 billion euros over the next 20 years. they argue that sooner or later, the french are going to add to take some tough love, and the sooner the better. according to ministers, the entire retirement system is currently at stake. and even with this reform, the french will still caught off earlier than the vast majority of their european neighbors. they're not saying to st
Sep 16, 2010 2:30pm PDT
the dangers of secularism on his first state visit to britain. the human cost of the u.s. financial downturn as poverty levels rise to their highest level for nearly 50 years. e.u. summit row as president sarkozy lashing out against critics and vows to clear out illegal roma camps. >> french men and women have to know that this policy will continue while strictly abiding by the letter and spirit of our republican law. >> welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later, women in a man's world, the dangers of being a female candidate in afghanistan's election. and pakistan's hindus river may be flowing, but not international aid. the u.n. appeals for more money. hello, it is the first state visit by a pope to britain since the 16th century when henry viii broke from rome and formed the anglican church. the pope has been forced to acknowledge failings over pedophile priests and issued a warning about the dangers of what he calls aggressive secularism in britain. we look at an occasion that matches protocol with religious fervor. >> i
Sep 7, 2010 12:00pm EDT
rocks at passing american con voice. and there were protests in indonesia. u.s. general david petraeus has warned the anger is so intense, the pastor's actions could endanger u.s. troops in afghanistan and could actually end up helping the taliban. nbc's tom aspell is in kabul, afghanistan. what's the big concern if the pastor goes through on his threat to burn the koran? >> well, contessa, simply that afghans will react violently to it. now, general david petraeus in an e-mail in response to questions from the associated press about the affair said today, images of a koran burning would undoubtedly be used by extremists on both sides, in afghanistan and around the world to enflame public opinion and to incite violence. he went further, he said, burning of a koran would put the safety of our troops and american civilians in afghanistan at risk, and would also compromise the mission here. i think what the general is saying is that afghans are in danger of going into the streets and turning against any american military they see, any american civilians. there is precedent for unrest like
Sep 14, 2010 5:30pm PDT
the european union used enprecedented language to rebuke one of its most powerful states >> this is a digrace. >> the commissioner said there was paralleling with world war ii >> this is a situation i would thought europe would not have to witness again after the second world war. >> enough is enough. >> the french government says the roma are actually given 300 euros each when they leave the county >> france is a proud founding member and rarely received such a dressing down and deliberately mislead the eu. part of the union's anger relates to an internal french memo when mentions dimantels roma camps a priority. some see it as targeting ethnic group. >> i am against discrimination. >> i think the french government is not totally wrong. >> it's pointed out here that other countries have removed thousands of romas without attracting such criticism. and the help hasn't been fully used. but today's comments are a huge embarrassment to an embattled president, sarkozy, now he stands as playing the tough cop. so far, he has not responded to today's attack. although the french foreign ministry s